A Copper King's Castle & Arboretum [Superior, Arizona] ~ William Boyce Thompson ~ Picket Post House History ~ Pinal County ~ Architecture


Title: A Copper King's Castle and Arboretum

Author: Ida Louisa Franklin

Description: Signed by Ida Franklin on title page and also inscribed by her on half-title page. Card covers with taped spine (binders tape & clear tape). Covers show general wear and soiling. Illustrated. 107, [3] pp. 11 x 8.25 inches. One copy noted on OCLC (Univ. of Arizona).

Documenting the story of the building and architectural character of the Picket Post House, the "Castle on the Hill," and arboretum, built by the copper magnate Colonel William Boyce Thompson (1859-1930). It also describes what life was like in the house for the author, Ida Franklin, who with her husband Walter were its second owners (having purchased it in 1946).

1979 preface by the Colonel's nephew and the former director of the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, Joseph E. Thompson, Jr. (Book copyright date in 1978).

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good

Publisher: [published by author]
Place: n/a
Year: 1979

Keywords: history, Arizona, landmark, Picket Post House, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum, Sonoran Desert, Pinal County, Superior,

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